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between the u.s., russia and syria. a pal discuss the syrian support of the -- a panel discusses russian support of the syrian civil war. this is about an hour and a half. >> we welcome all of you joining us on heritage foundation and on c-span. we ask that you turn off yourself funds as we begin recording for the benefit of today's program. the we will post for everyone's future reference. hosting our discussion today is dr. steven bucci. his focus is special operations and cyber security. he commanded the third battalion fifth special forces and also became the military assistant to donald rumsfeld. at his retirement, -- prior to joining us, he was a leading consultant on cyber security. please welcome the in -- join me in welcoming steven bucci. [applause] >> we have a very timely subjects to discuss, and i think we have a great panel of experts that will be doing be discussing to get us started. i have been interested in this because one of the first things i did was testified before congress about the weapons of mass destruction threat that syria and the somewhat untimely demise mig
in their town hall debate. >> former u.s. senator, arlen specter, pa., has died. in august announced he was battling cancer. over the years he fought two previous bouts with non hodgkin's lymphoma. he was elected to five terms as senator and was the longest serving senator in pennsylvania history. a republican for most of the time, he became a democrat in 2009. he was born in wichita, kan., in 1930, and served in the u.s. air force. he received a law degree from yale university, worked on the warren commission, and practiced law before becoming district attorney in philadelphia. he was 82 years old. reaction is starting to come in. senator john mccain posted on twitter -- arlen specter, a dear friend to serve his state with honor and distinction, r i p on friday, secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters that there is still much that the administration does not know about the september 11 attack on the consulate in libya. earlier in the week the oversight committee heard testimony from department officials on whether the level of security there was adequate prior to the attack.
. then they will not only be able to arm themselves, but armed terrorists. >> question for ms. long. do you think u.s. involvement in afghanistan was a mistake? should there have been a public deadline for withdrawal? >> it was not a mistake. we went in for a good reason -- to go after the terrorists who caused the 9/11 attacks on america in new york. we need to disable al qaeda. that is our goal. what bothers me is that when the president initiated this, he did so with a timetable as well. it seems to me that his timetable has been politically driven and not driven by military reality our national security and the need to defend our country. the whole timetable has disregarded the recommendations of the general. it is not for the purposes of winning over al qaeda. >> i believe we should be out of afghanistan right now. 10 years ago, we were attacked and 9/11 by al qaeda. they created a base of operations and training ground in afghanistan. it is important to take? -- it was important to take out al qaeda and their operations and take osama bin laden. we have done that. al qaeda has now become an int
will be campaigning in lynchburg this afternoon along with his wife and son. we will have that for u.s. for 30 p.m. eastern on c-span. tomorrow on news makers, a kentucky senator rand paul will talk about his support for mitt romney. he will also talk about his role in congress and his views on foreign aid. that begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> is a great source of information for the public. if you want to know anything about what is going on with legislation, with policy, c-span has recovered. i like book tv. that is my favorite. it is nice to see so many people that you read about. c-span offers exactly the news as it is happening. it does not offer commentary. it is just telling you the facts and showing you so you can make your own decisions. the decisions are not being told to you. to me, that is very interesting for people who want to be engaged in society and know what is going on. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> now a look at the incomes of americans over the last four decades. robert s
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> tomorrow, live coverage of the u.s. senate debate in virginia between former governors tim kaine and george allen. follow live at -- that begins at 8:00 eastern, followed by the montana senate race at 9:00 between the incumbent and a republican congressman. that is tomorrow on c-span. see the vice presidential debate this thursday night, live on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. watch and engage. next, a discussion on the future of race as a qualifier for college of mission. then an update on the current situation in syria, followed by a discussion on that nation's future. >> this week, the supreme court hears all arguments in fisher vs. university of texas, which deals with race-based admission policies in colleges and universities. the century foundation released in europe or promoting using class status as a alternative to race-based criteria in admissions policies. they posted this forum. it is about 90 minutes. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you all for coming. my name is richard kahlenberg. i am a senior fellow at the
, and then a debate between the candidates running for u.s. senate in arizona. after that, david korn talks about his role in the release of the videotape in which presidential candidate mitt romney talks about the 47% of americans. senators scott brown and elizabeth warren based off wednesday in the third of the four televised debates. in 2010, scott brown defeated martha coakley in a special election for the post held by the late ted kennedy for almost 47 years. this debate is courtesy of -- >> good evening. welcome to symphony hall for a debate between scott brown and elizabeth warren. i am honored to be the moderator tonight. we have rules this evening. our audience of more than 2600 guests have agreed to be silent. no interruptions or applause. each candidate has a minute and 30 seconds to answer each question, and 30 seconds for rebuttal. later, each candidate gets one minute for a closing statement. a coin toss has determined the speaker order. we have received more than 200. every question is based on an idea from the public. elizabeth warren won the first coin toss. just last week, we saw th
&a." >> tomorrow, republican presidential candidate mitt romney gives a speech on u.s. foreign policy at the virginia military institute. live coverage of his remarks begins at 11:20 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> one of the things i have heard from a number of companies and individuals i have met with is that the fcc has sometimes not acted with much alacrity with respect to issues that are pending before the commission or in delaying action on other issues. i wanted to think about different ways the commission could speed up its processes. second, i think that one of the key things that the commission can do and should do is enable more dynamic industry by giving more spectrum into the marketplace. there are a number of proposals on the table. finally, i tried to think of different ways that the fcc can remove barriers on infrastructure investment. for every billion dollars in the the private sector spence, about 15,000 new jobs can be created. from a regulatory perspective, our goal should be to remove the barriers to enable the private sector to take those risks and make those multibi
. with presidents that think federal government should have the authority to round anyone up, including u.s. citizens, and imprison them without charges, without trial, without legal representation, and without the right ofwe do '. habeous corpus. and our elected officials are sound asleep when the pentagon is warning that climate change is a greater long-term security risk to the united states than terrorism. so if you like the way things are going, vote democratic or republican. if you want real change, vote your conscience, vote justice. economic justice, social justice, environmental justice. [cheers and applause] >> back to our opening statement from virgil goode. >> thank you, larry. i want to say thank you jill, gary, and rocky for being here. on the four issues i will address right now, you can deduce my positions of what i think. i will name afour positions in which i am very different from barack obama and mitt romney. first, obama and romney both claim that they were and still are for a balanced budget. reality. the obama budget this year was $1 trillion in deficits. the paul rya
. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> come out and about 30 minutes, a connecticut u.s. senate race a debate between republican linda mcmahon, the former ceo of world wrestling entertainment and democratic u.s. congressman, chris murphy. live coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> here is a look at the voting process for active duty military personnel serving the u.s. and abroad. from "washington journal" it is about 30 minutes. caller: i retired in 1991. the years. militaryve gotten the so involved, when i was there, the military could not participate in political affairs publicly and particularly its uniform but they encouraged that everybody would vote. now understand that under the new voter i.d. laws, i was told that in some cases, they are shifting id's from people who don't have an expiration date. i retired in 1991 and i have had the same id card for 21 years. guest: sergeant major, thank you for your service. i served on active duty the same time you did. i retired in 2004 and i joined in 1984. i am revealing my age now -- there are voting assistance officers on ev
wasserman look at the 2012 contested races for the u.s. house and senate. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. >> he told folksy was the ideal candidate for the tea party. now he is saying, what, who, me? he is forgetting his own positions and he is betting you will too. he is changing so much, backtracking in sidestepping, we have to name this condition he is going through. "romnesia." called >> of this election is a choice between two americans, an america where government colleagues the rules -- makes the rules, where it runs more of our businesses and runs our lives. or an america where we restore the principles that made the nation that it is. that we bring back the principles of the declaration of independence and recognize god gave us our rights and they include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as we choose. >> watch engage as president obama and mitt romney meet in their final debate. our preivew starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern followed by the debate at 9:00 and your reaction at 10:30. >> back from their annual party conferences, members of the british house of commo
is a member of our board. he said, the u.s. is one debt deal away from semenya its place as the world of leading economic power for the next -- from cementing its place as the world, leading economic power for the next 25 years. and he is right to i think we can do it. i think senator toomey has been a leader on this issue. if he were convinced, and convincing him is never easy, but if he were convinced, he would get things done. it may not be 100% of what what what, -- if i could play one thing in the senate cloakrooms, it would be the rolling stones song "you can't always get what you want." >> it is fairly easy at one level because you have budget involved. you can say that the debt is $16 trillion, or $100 trillion if you're talking about other numbers. how you start talking about it? gregg's regulations are wrong. -- regulations are lost. the problem i see out in the business community all the time is this administration moving forward with regulations that are inconsistent with the underlying law, and advisory opinions that are inconsistent, and implementations that is inconsist
as international terrorism. in iran, you had a government holding a u.s. embassy. the government, sanctioning the takeover of that embassy by those students. the government negotiating with the united states government for their release. in lebanon, in the terror that happened at the embassy, you have the governor -- governments bear one thing to -- there wanting to help with terrorism. as everyone who has experience in that area knows, it is a difficult thing. we need absolutely the best security possible. we cannot go assigning blame. the president is accepting that. he has been wonderful about it and everything that has happened. fair minded people who understand international terror know it is hard to guard against. the answer lies in the middle east and terrorism is happening all over the world. it is a solution to the palestine question. under the umbrella of the reagan september, 1982 initiative will reduce terror. will not eliminate it. >> you mentioned khomeini. some people charge the previous administration of being almost helpless. why isn't your administration doing something to t
, bond holders of u.s. debt. the u.s. will not default on its sovereign debt, but there is a huge interest rate risk, and if you are a foreign investor, there's a huge currency risk in investing in. all the new debt in the last two years has been purchased by the federal reserve, up 70% of that, we are self-dealing in our and debt. we did not have market rates. we have artificially low rates. china, japan, opec nations, because they have positive trade values, but if they buy a 30- year bond? no, they are buying short term, because we have historically low interest rates, the lowest maturity in history, and when the interest rates go up, for everyone% increase, it is $160 billion a year in new spending for which we get shinola -- nothing. and now up to 5% below average interest rates. >> isn't it interesting that not more people talk about it on television, and the candidate do not spend much time talking about this. it is just like being in denial. >> we did not go through the decade of george w. bush and the last four years of rock obama, but what they have had to deal with, in
be published in bills to make it automatically discoverable what u.s. code sections are available, what locations are affected, what euros, etc. the grades are there. it is poured and to emphasize that these are a lagging indicator. -- it is important is to emphasize that these are a lagging indicator. there will be more data. the transparency community has to learn how to use it before it will show up in the grades. given the time constraints, i will not go into the administration's data publication except to say there is still no machine readable federal government organization chart, which is fascinating and scary. it is not available in ways that computers can use. >> thank you very much. we will give back to some of the recommendations you have a. just for a moment i would like to move to john wonderlich. mr. you have the green light on. -- make sure you have the green light on. >> it is great to be with you for a little bit and talked to some of these issues are brown the way congress functions, specifically the house transparency has been with the sunlight foundation since our in
that the format that has evolved is better today than back in the day when it was much more strict. we were told u.s. the question, no follow-up, two minutes, one minute, and i was told to interrupt it they did not. there was a red light and a buzzer. there were restrictions. today, they are given more time to have a conversation, and you learn more that way. come to the debate of every intention of ignoring the rules they have agreed to, there is very little the moderator can do. when i did the sit down debate with dick cheney and john edwards, who i would ask different questions of today -- [laughter] there was a light. they could see the light. they knew when they were over time. on one occasion, dick cheney said i do not know if i could answer that in 30 seconds, and i said that is all you have. people in bars across the country started clapping, and i was just thinking we need to set -- stick to the time. i was just trying to think what the rules are. >> who sets the rules? >> the commission and the candidate. >> do moderator's have any input? >> they give you something that they ask you to sig
. should the u.s. have apologized for americans burning korans in afghanistan? should the u.s. apologize for americans urinating on taliban corpses? >> what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. what we should not be doing is saying to the egyptian people, mubarak is cracking down on them, that he is a good guy. and the next day, saying he ought to go. we should not be rejecting claims for more security. we need more marines in benghazi. there were requests for extra security, those requests were not honored. this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al qaeda there. al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment. we should not apologize for our values. look at all the various issues out there. the vice president talks about sanctions in iran. >> i would like to move to iran. there is really no bigger national security issue in this country. both president obama and governor romney said it will prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons even if that mean
turn that over to a local prosecutor or the u.s. attorney. we have been very good about being draconian on fines. we have had a number of very large fines. a lot of the legitimate telemarketing industry as a gold star next to indiana and is not worth the cost of doing business. whether you are on the do not call or not, up until the voip, we have been successful using the civil penalties. if i catch rachel, i will show her the statute. >> do the federal rules supercede the state? >> no. >> shall we move on? >> i think are some open questions that have been filed at the fcc on that topic and i don't believe the agency has addressed to those questions and i don't think i should say more about that. >> would be glad to have that hearing. >> can somebody explain exactly what an autodialer is? >> i will tell you what the statute says it is. it is equipment that has the capacity to store or produce telephone numbers to be called using a random or sequential number generator. that is the statutory definition in our rules of what an autodialer is. hopefully, that is helpful. >> we will end five
stapled to their diploma, come to the u.s. of a. we should make sure our legal system works. number two, we're going to have to stop illegal immigration. there are 4 million people who are waiting in line to get here legally. those who've come here illegally take their place. so i will not grant amnesty to those who have come here illegally. what i will do is i'll put in place an employment verification system and make sure that employers that hire people who have come here illegally are sanctioned for doing so. i won't put in place magnets for people coming here illegally. so for instance, i would not give driver's licenses to those that have come here illegally as the president would. the kids of those that came here illegally, those kids, i think, should have a pathway to become a permanent resident of the united states and military service, for instance, is one way they would have that kind of pathway to become a permanent resident. romney: now when the president ran for office, he said that he'd put in place, in his first year, a piece of legislation -- he'd file a bill in his firs
. and what is the mission of priorities u.s. said it? -- priorities usa? what kind of value does it add to the political spectrum? and can you give an example of an ad? >> thank you for inviting me here to talk. i wish i could say my work was all about the role of super pacs in elections. it is not keeping the supreme court made a strange decision in allowing it to exist. unfortunately, as mike said, this is not in the just the presidential. in the congressional, you up super pacs where one or two folks are getting together and pu
to be insolvent by the year 2036, and we funded the trust fund with i.o.u.'s in the form of treasury bonds. the pension guarantee fund, which backs up our private retirement plans for retirees, is projected to be bankrupt by the year 2026, not to mention the cutbacks by private companies, and medicare is projected to be bankrupt, maybe as soon as 1997. and i would like from each of you a specific response as to what you intend to do for retirees relative to these issues. not generalities but specifics, because i think they're very disturbing issues. >> president bush, may we start with you? >> well, the social security -- you're an expert, and i can, i'm sure, learn from you the details of the pension guarantee fund and the social security fund. the social security system was fixed about five years and i think it's projected out to be sound beyond that. so at least we have time to work with it. but on all these things, a sound economy is the only way to get it going. growth in the economy is going to add to these -- add to the overall prosperity and wealth. i can't give you a specific answ
on competitive and u.s. out and senate races. our guest jennifer duffy and david wassermann. "washington journal" live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. george mcgovern former north dakota representative and senator and 1972 presidential candidate died in morning. today, at 6:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span, we'll be showing you part of his oral history interview on what it was like to run for president in 1968 and again in 1972 against president nixon. >> i gone to visit it. it's been there since 1947 which was the founded year of the country. it showed films from the united states to long land and bollywood and india. to me it symbolized the resilience of the country in spite of all the violence and trouble people suffered over the last many decades in pakistan and during one of the protests against video that insulted the prophet mohammed. had a negative image of the prophet mohammed. i don't see that as a protest against the west. i don't really see that as a protest against the united states, even though avatar, one of the movies you could have gone to see at these theaters. you had islamist activi
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